“A cashier in a convenience store made the comment, “When are you due?” It consumed me…”

“After giving birth to my son, I started working out in attempt to get my pre-baby body back. I was originally devastated when I learned that I had a condition known as Diastasis Recti, which is defined as the separation of the 3 layers of abdominals due the overstretching of the connective tissue that runs down the center of the abdominals. I had to take it easy and not work out as intensely, since all of the bending workouts I was doing made the separation gap worsen. I was very self conscious, especially after a cashier in a convenience store made the offensive comment, “When are you due?” It consumed me and I felt very self conscious and worried that I looked 9 months pregnant at 8 months postpartum. Gradually I am learning to be patient with my body. It has held my two most precious gifts and I need to allow it time to heal.”



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